Units of Study

ITLN3691 - Italian Literature: 1200-1860

Semester 1, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Francesco Borghesi


This unit deals with the literary cultures of Italy before it became a unified state. It analyses regional diversity while emphasising linguistic similarities. It addresses the paradox of a unique cultural and artistic civilization paralleled by a dramatically fragmented political system. Through analysis of influential texts and images in their historical context, students will gain a sound knowledge of major figures, works, and movements of one of the richest intellectual traditions in the world.


1xtutorial presentation (equivalent to 1500wds) (20%), 1x1500wd essay (20%), 1x3000wd essay (40%), tutorial participation (20%)


1x2-hr seminar/week


ITLN1612 or ITLN2611 or ITLN2612 or ITLN2631 or ITLN2632 or ITLN3611 or ITLN3612 or ITLN3631



Additional Information

This unit is strongly recommended for intending Exchange students.


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